Canadian Professional Grant Development

University of British Columbia Vancouver, BC
Sep 07 - Sep 08, 2017
8:30a - 4:30p

This comprehensive two-day workshop will illustrate how to translate ideas into fundable proposals. The overall strategic plan for writing grants will be addressed, including: the needs statement, mission, goals, objectives, evaluation, key personnel, outcomes, and budgets. The instructor will use interactive exercises, lectures, and discussions to demonstrate how to research and write your specific project.

You will learn the essentials of Canadian grant writing, such as:

  • Searching and applying for Tri-Council (NSERC, SSHRC, CIHR), foundation and corporate donors
  • Addressing the guidelines of proposals
  • Identifying and effectively writing the key elements of a proposal
  • Integrating each component of the grant into the final product
  • Packaging a professional grant submission

After the workshop, you will understand how to navigate the world of grant procurement and demonstrate the excellence and innovation that will propel your project or research beyond other submissions.

Location

University of British Columbia
The Nest-Student Union Building
Room 2311
6133 University Blvd
Vancouver, BC V6T 121

Instructor

Dr. Maria Esformes

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Dr. Maria Esformes

Dr. Maria Esformes has lectured and taught for the Grant Training Center for eight years. In her extensive career as an academic at such institutions as Harvard, University of Massachusetts, University of Washington, University of South Florida, and the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada she has written and received major research and programmatic grants from such donors as the Mellon Foundation, Skirball Foundation, Maurice Amado Foundation, American Philosophical Society, and various government grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, National Science Foundation, and the Fulbright Commission. Dr. Esformes has participated on many grant review panels for internal University grants and for government grants. Most recently she has reviewed grants for the National Science Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Dr. Esformes received her B.A. from Portland State University (Portland, Oregon), M.A. from the University of Washington (Seattle, Washington), and her Ph.D. from the University of Colorado (Boulder, Colorado).

Location

University of British Columbia
The Nest-Student Union Building
Room 2311
6133 University Blvd
Vancouver, BC V6T 121

Instructor

Dr. Maria Esformes

Map

Day One
8:30 amIntroduction and overview of materials
9:00 amSearching for Grants: Tri-Council, Provincial, Canadian foundations and various other donors
10:15 amIntroduction to Grant Writing
11:15 amThe five W's, Problem and Question
1:00 pmThe Writing Process: Letters of Inquiry
1:30 pmStatement of Need/Significance
2:45 pmBasic Proposal Elements: Timelines and Personnel
3:15 pmBasic Proposal Elements: Evaluation
3:45 pmSummary, Q&A, and Next Steps
Day Two
8:30 amSummary of Previous Day's Discussions and Overview of Today's Activities
9:00 amBasic Proposal Elements: Goal/Hypothesis
10:45 amBasic Proposal Elements: Budgets
11:45 amSummary of Morning Session
1:00 pmThe Review Process
3:00 pmPresent and discuss your individual one-page abstract/concept paper with group
3:45 pmSummary, Q&A, and Next Steps
4:00 pmIndividual One on One Consultations with Instructor

Location

University of British Columbia
The Nest-Student Union Building
Room 2311
6133 University Blvd
Vancouver, BC V6T 121

Instructor

Dr. Maria Esformes

Map

Preparing for the Workshop

Begin thinking of a project you want to develop. Having a specific project in mind will help you better understand the various proposal components presented during the course. Consider potential funders, such as Tri-Council (NSERC, SSHRC, CIHR), foundation, and corporate donors.

If you decide to develop a proposal during the workshop, consider how you would answer the following questions:

  1. What is the need of your project?
  2. What is the significance of your project?
  3. How will you budget your proposal?
  4. What is the time frame of the grant you are seeking?

What to Bring

  • Computer/Tablet and charger - All workshop materials will be supplied via USB drive and email. Many will be in PDF format.
  • Power strip or Extension cord
  • Organizational or Institution Information - A brief description and/or the mission statement; current strategic plan of your institution; any materials that could be helpful in defining the needs of your organization
  • Proposals - Current, planned, or past; funded or unfunded; requests for proposals; review or judging criteria; reviewers' comments or critiques
  • Notetaking: Paper and pens, and/or a personal USB drive

Location

University of British Columbia
The Nest-Student Union Building
Room 2311
6133 University Blvd
Vancouver, BC V6T 121

Instructor

Dr. Maria Esformes

Map

Click on your question below to see the answer. If this page does not answer your question, feel free to contact us.

General Questions:

A. Our training sessions tend to fill quickly, and our registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. We advise that you register as far in advance as possible to guarantee your spot.
A. If a class is full, we will pull it from the schedule. If you can see a workshop, course, or webinar, you can sign up for it.
A. When you sign up for a workshop, course, or webinar, we email you a confirmation notice. This email also contains an attachment providing the basic details about the course, such as: location, what to bring, and a few dining recommendations.
A. Each person traveling to our workshop has a different route, method of transportation, and budget for travel, so we leave travel planning up to the individual.
A. We will be happy to review the executive summary or abstract and discuss the direction of your grant with you.
A. You will receive a Participant Contact List by email after the workshop. Each person registered for the workshop who did not opt out will be on the list.
A. Each link to any of our online training is only for the specific individual who registered. It is expressly prohibited to share the link or stream. Each person who will be participating or observing must register separately.
A. We have various partners with whom we mutually offer courses.
A. All materials provided before, during, and after training are copyrighted and are solely for use by the registered participant. Any reproduction, distribution, or transfer is expressly prohibited. This includes all information directories, work books, and any other materials provided unless otherwise specified.

Payment Questions:

A. We understand that funds sometimes need to be allocated prior to payment, so we allow registrations without requiring immediate payment. An invoice will be sent after registration.
A. We accept credit cards, checks, and purchase orders.
A. Yes. Further, the term 'US FUNDS' must be pre-printed on the check by the bank. We do not accept personal checks from international payees.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

Attendee Cancellation: If you are unable to attend the workshop, you must notify Grant Training Center at least five (5) business days prior to the start of the workshop to receive a full refund. If you fail to notify Grant Training Center at least five (5) business days before the start of the workshop, you will not be eligible for a refund but will receive a credit toward a future workshop offered by Grant Training Center. That credit is good for one year.

Grant Training Center Cancellation: All workshops are subject to rescheduling and cancellation in Grant Training Center’s sole and absolute discretion. In no event shall Grant Training Center be responsible for travel arrangements or other costs related to or arising from workshop attendance or Grant Training Center’s rescheduling or cancellation of the workshop. In the event of such a cancellation, Grant Training Center will use its best efforts to promptly notify enrollees, and endeavors to provide notification at least ten days prior to the scheduled beginning of the workshop. If you have already paid for the cancelled workshop, you will be eligible for a refund of the enrollment fee.

Location

University of British Columbia
The Nest-Student Union Building
Room 2311
6133 University Blvd
Vancouver, BC V6T 121

Instructor

Dr. Maria Esformes

Map

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This comprehensive two-day workshop will illustrate how to translate ideas into fundable proposals. The overall strategic plan for writing grants will be addressed, including: the needs statement, mission, goals, objectives, evaluation, key personnel, outcomes, and budgets. The instructor will use interactive exercises, lectures, and discussions to demonstrate how to research and write your specific project.

You will learn the essentials of Canadian grant writing, such as:

  • Searching and applying for Tri-Council (NSERC, SSHRC, CIHR), foundation and corporate donors
  • Addressing the guidelines of proposals
  • Identifying and effectively writing the key elements of a proposal
  • Integrating each component of the grant into the final product
  • Packaging a professional grant submission

After the workshop, you will understand how to navigate the world of grant procurement and demonstrate the excellence and innovation that will propel your project or research beyond other submissions.

University of British Columbia
The Nest-Student Union Building
Room 2311
6133 University Blvd
Vancouver, BC V6T 121

Map

Dr. Maria Esformes

Dr. Maria Esformes has lectured and taught for the Grant Training Center for eight years. In her extensive career as an academic at such institutions as Harvard, University of Massachusetts, University of Washington, University of South Florida, and the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada she has written and received major research and programmatic grants from such donors as the Mellon Foundation, Skirball Foundation, Maurice Amado Foundation, American Philosophical Society, and various government grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, National Science Foundation, and the Fulbright Commission. Dr. Esformes has participated on many grant review panels for internal University grants and for government grants. Most recently she has reviewed grants for the National Science Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Dr. Esformes received her B.A. from Portland State University (Portland, Oregon), M.A. from the University of Washington (Seattle, Washington), and her Ph.D. from the University of Colorado (Boulder, Colorado).

Day One
8:30 amIntroduction and overview of materials
9:00 amSearching for Grants: Tri-Council, Provincial, Canadian foundations and various other donors
10:15 amIntroduction to Grant Writing
11:15 amThe five W's, Problem and Question
1:00 pmThe Writing Process: Letters of Inquiry
1:30 pmStatement of Need/Significance
2:45 pmBasic Proposal Elements: Timelines and Personnel
3:15 pmBasic Proposal Elements: Evaluation
3:45 pmSummary, Q&A, and Next Steps
Day Two
8:30 amSummary of Previous Day's Discussions and Overview of Today's Activities
9:00 amBasic Proposal Elements: Goal/Hypothesis
10:45 amBasic Proposal Elements: Budgets
11:45 amSummary of Morning Session
1:00 pmThe Review Process
3:00 pmPresent and discuss your individual one-page abstract/concept paper with group
3:45 pmSummary, Q&A, and Next Steps
4:00 pmIndividual One on One Consultations with Instructor

Preparing for the Workshop

Begin thinking of a project you want to develop. Having a specific project in mind will help you better understand the various proposal components presented during the course. Consider potential funders, such as Tri-Council (NSERC, SSHRC, CIHR), foundation, and corporate donors.

If you decide to develop a proposal during the workshop, consider how you would answer the following questions:

  1. What is the need of your project?
  2. What is the significance of your project?
  3. How will you budget your proposal?
  4. What is the time frame of the grant you are seeking?

What to Bring

  • Computer/Tablet and charger - All workshop materials will be supplied via USB drive and email. Many will be in PDF format.
  • Power strip or Extension cord
  • Organizational or Institution Information - A brief description and/or the mission statement; current strategic plan of your institution; any materials that could be helpful in defining the needs of your organization
  • Proposals - Current, planned, or past; funded or unfunded; requests for proposals; review or judging criteria; reviewers' comments or critiques
  • Notetaking: Paper and pens, and/or a personal USB drive

Click on your question below to see the answer. If this page does not answer your question, feel free to contact us.

General Questions:

A. Our training sessions to fill quickly, and our registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. We advise that you register as far in advance as possible to guarantee your spot.
A. If a class is full, we will pull it from the schedule. If you can see a workshop, course, or webinar, you can sign up for it.
A. When you sign up for a workshop, course or webinar, we email you a confirmation notice. This email also contains an attachment providing the basic details about the course, such as: location, what to bring, and a few dining recommendations.
A. Each person traveling to our workshop has a different route, method of transportation, and budget for travel, so we leave travel planning up to the individual.
A. We will be happy to review the executive summary or abstract and discuss the direction of your grant with you.
A. You will receive a Participant Contact List by email after the workshop. Each person registered for the workshop who did not opt out will be on the list.
A. Each link to any of our online training is only for the specific individual who registered. It is expressly prohibited to share the link or stream. Each person who will be participating or observing must register separately.
A. We have various partners with whom we mutually offer courses.
A. All materials provided before, during, and after training are copyrighted and are solely for use by the registered participant. Any reproduction, distribution, or transfer is expressly prohibited. This includes all information directories, work books, and any other materials provided unless otherwise specified.

Payment Questions:

A. We understand that funds sometimes need to be allocated prior to payment, so we allow registrations without requiring immediate payment. An invoice will be sent after registration.
A. We accept credit cards, checks, and purchase orders.
A. Yes. Further, the term 'US FUNDS' must be pre-printed on the check by the bank. We do not accept personal checks from international payees.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

Attendee Cancellation: If you are unable to attend the workshop, you must notify Grant Training Center at least five (5) business days prior to the start of the workshop to receive a full refund. If you fail to notify Grant Training Center at least five (5) business days before the start of the workshop, you will not be eligible for a refund but will receive a credit toward a future workshop offered by Grant Training Center. That credit is good for one year.

Grant Training Center Cancellation: All workshops are subject to rescheduling and cancellation in Grant Training Center’s sole and absolute discretion. In no event shall Grant Training Center be responsible for travel arrangements or other costs related to or arising from workshop attendance or Grant Training Center’s rescheduling or cancellation of the workshop. In the event of such a cancellation, Grant Training Center will use its best efforts to promptly notify enrollees, and endeavors to provide notification at least ten days prior to the scheduled beginning of the workshop. If you have already paid for the cancelled workshop, you will be eligible for a refund of the enrollment fee.

Fields marked (*) are required. You will receive a confirmation email after registration.

Contact and Organization Info



Combo

- add $195 What is this?

Additional Services

- add $145 ($50 discount) What is this?

Group Registration

$45 discount

TOTAL: $595.00